History of Antisemitism

JS 201

The "History of Antisemitism" examines the negative representations of Judaism and the Jewish people within the larger context of the major historical changes taking place in the ancient Mediterranean world, medieval European civilization, and the rise of the modern nation state. We will study a wide variety of texts, from Greek and Latin historical writing to Gospel narratives, theological treatises of the Church Fathers, medieval passion plays, saint's legends, Enlightenment philosophy, nineteenth-century racist pamphlets, and Nazi propaganda. We will also study antisemitic themes in film and contemporary social media. This course satisfies the General Education Criteria in Fall 2018 for: Cultural Studies - Western, Humanities – Hist & Phil


Same as REL 212.